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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Bronze Medal, GABF 2002. A German style Golden Lager beer brewed with imported German Pils and Carmel malt and Saaz and Hallertauer hops. Golden in color and medium-bodied with a gentle, dry finish. (NOTE: This beer was formerly called French Creek Helles.)


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (985) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2013
12 Oz Can from Redmonds. Brilliant clear gold, big fluffy white head. Pale malt, white bread, touch of cinnamon, touch of citrus in the aroma. Flavour is easy going lager, highlights of sweet banana, quite dry on the palette, real easy drinking. Short finish. A refreshing, fresh lager best enjoyed in the sun.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Can from Cotteridge Wines, Brum. Clear gold thin white head. Does exactly what it says on the tin quite literally to be honest. Easy drinking, pale malts are ok, aroma is ok, some hop on finish. Altogether well constructed. Gold and refreshing. Good Helles.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (867) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Golden bubbly pour. Thick texture. Corn and malt flavor. Light hops. It is pretty one dimensional but enjoyable

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (747) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Decent brew. It is a nice summer brew. Light, bread notes, with some sweetness. Crisp, clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Can from BMart. When you open this the whole top peels off the can. Not sure I see the benefit to that. Anyway, nice golden color with a fluffy white head. There’s bread, cereal, toasted grains, and grassy hops in the aroma. The flavor follows. Sweet initially from bready, corn, and grain notes. It’s balanced by some bitter grassy hops on the back end. Maybe a slight hint of lemon. As the case with many Helles, a little on the sweet side, but this certainly fits as a solid summer lager to kick back with.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Can from Cotteridge Wines; colour unknown drank from can, head unknown didn’t pour it drank from can, sweet bready malt aroma, taste is malty, sweet a hint of caramel and a touch of honey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Can from Appellation Wines. Good lagery nose - cooked vegetables, sweet cereal crops. tastes brings out some light lemon notes. Creamy palate, but a little too astringent on the finish for me. Good interpretation of the style though.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2013
Can from Appellation Wines, Edinburgh [280613]
Golden, clear, no head (drunk from can)
Aroma of sweet pale light lager malt, sweet cereal
Taste as aroma, soft bit spicy lager hops. soft cereals, dull
Palate - Medium carb, medium light body, quite oily, fairly sweet palate. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Better than a standard lager but was boring and dull for me

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
355ml can from Appellation Wines. Pours golden with gentle bubbles and a decent head. The nose has gentle golden malt and a hint of citrus. The taste has more of the same. The palate has a light to medium body but in the case of the helles style what is more important is the balance and this is one that a Bavarian brewer would be proud of. The texture is creamy and the finish is clean but not too bitter. Overall, one of the best Helles outside Germany.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
355ml can at 4.9%. Pours yellow gold with a thin head. Aroma is straw malt with a touch of sulphur. Taste is sweet with straw malt. Touch of corn on the finish.


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